​Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie Redknapp has heaped praise on Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré, stating that he is one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

The 25-year-old has shone in the Hornets midfield over the past 18 months or so, with his form leading to speculation that a move to one of the 'big six' could await in the near too distant future.

Liverpool FC v West Ham United - Premier League

Tottenham are one team that have previously been linked with a move for the £45m rated Frenchman, and former captain Redknapp believes he is a player that most teams are fearful to play against.

“Abdoulaye Doucouré is the most under-rated midfielder in the Premier League," Redknapp wrote in his column for the ​Daily Mail.

"He is the sort of player I would hate to play against. He is like a marathon runner the way he covers so much ground.

“Doucouré has run 63.6 miles this season, more than any other Watford player. He scores vital goals, has an eye for a pass and does not shy away from a tackle.

His good form has helped a resurgent ​Watford begin the season superbly, with Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolves helping to lift the Hornets back up to sixth in the ​Premier League table after a minor blip of four games without a win.

Watford FC v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Should he continue in this current vein, Doucouré can expect to find himself back on Spurs' shopping list come summer time - with Belgian midfielder Mousa Dembele's potential exit from north London looking more and more likely as time ticks on.